Hartlepool firm will help 200 staff take care of their health

Vikki Jackson-Smith, Managing Director at J&B Recycling.
Vikki Jackson-Smith, Managing Director at J&B Recycling.

A recycling firm has signed up to a scheme which encourages the workforce to take more care of their health.

J&B Recycling, which is based in Hartlepool, has launched a drive which includes initiatives in the workplace such as regular training and health checks.

The health and welfare of our workers is something which we take a great deal of pride in, and by signing up to this scheme we will be encouraging staff to embrace it and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle.

Vikki Jackson-Smith, Managing Director at J&B Recycling

The firm, which employs almost 200 staff across two sites in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough, has also brought in private health insurance for employees to claim for things such as dental treatment, optical tests and chiropody as well as specialist consultations and health screenings.

Anne White, Head of HR, said: “The scheme introduced is being rolled out in stages over the next year to all of the J&B Recycling employees.

“It is important to us as an employer to encourage a healthier lifestyle which in turn will result in healthier, happier staff.

“Some people may have put off making appointments because they couldn’t afford them, but this scheme will make a big difference to that.”

Vikki Jackson-Smith, Managing Director at J&B Recycling, added: “The health and welfare of our workers is something which we take a great deal of pride in, and by signing up to this scheme we will be encouraging staff to embrace it and take a step towards a healthier lifestyle.”

J&B Recycling recycles approximately 120,000 tonnes of waste each year from household, commercial, industrial and construction sources.

Its customers include car parts manufacturer Nifco UK, Camerons Brewery as well as community buildings, pubs and restaurants.